AN EXCERPT FROM AFRICAS BIG 5 ANIMALS

“LEOPARD “Prince of Darkness” and “Silent Hunter” 

Walking and climbing was fun but hard work! Well, children, look at that beautiful coat! Take note of the bold gold with perfect black spots like a jigsaw puzzle. Climbing trees, lying on the branches where the leopard can hide. Its bright eyes like binoculars they watch, waiting to pounce and feed.”

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“Did You Know? These colorful leopards have been given nicknames and are truly “The Prince of Darkness” and “The Silent Hunters”. With camouflaged fur, they can hide and not be seen easily. Like the lions, they belong to the “Felidae” family and are the smallest of the four cats. They are the most beautiful animal in the world with a lovely glow about them with their wonderful spotted fur, so distinct and striking. They can run at 36 miles per hour, jump up to 10 feet and leap over 20 feet. Imagine that, children! Leopards hunt for smaller hoofed animals such as the gazelle, impala, and deer. They are very silent when they hunt at night, then run at top speed to catch their prey to feed their families. The kittens, known as cubs, stay with their mums for up to 2 years. Leopards like to live alone. They are very good, quick and smart swimmers, and also like to climb and eat their hunt up on the tree trunks so that it is not taken away by other animals, such as the lions and hyenas. Leopards sometimes like to roam around close to the villages, the rural people’s homes, where they keep their goats and cows. In this way the leopards do not have to go far to hunt and look for their own food—we call this “an easy kill””

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